QUICK & EASY SOLUTIONS: SET UP A GO-TO STORAGE SPOT
Gather all your frequently used kitchen tools and supplies in one handy place—so you can grab what you need in a hurry.
RETROFIT A CABINET to create a central spot for kitchen essentials. This old entertainment center, opposite, looks and works great with a new coat of paint and clever DIY tricks, such as pegboard added to the back for hanging skillets and utensils and 4- inch PVC pipes cut to size for nestling wine bottles.
REVIEW YOUR ROUTINE and deposit the items you use on a daily basis in your go-to spot. Professional organizer Kathy Jenkins suggests including a wooden spoon, spatula, sauté pan, 2- quart pot, tongs, measuring spoons/cups, oven mitts, knives, and a cutting board.
ADD A PLACE FOR NOTES so you can jot down items for the next grocery trip. Chalkboard paint creates an erasable memo board on this cabinet, below left. It’s easy for all to use and see, and with a snap of a phone camera on the way out the door, it turns into an old-fashioned memo pad.